Tuesday, March 11, 2008
A dispatch from one of our Solid Waste Transfer Station inspectors:
This morning, Saturday, March 8, 2008, around 10:30 a.m., I received a call on the radio from the car ramp [the trash bays in the public unloading area]. A citizen reported hearing a cat meowing in the number 13 trailer. We had the trailer pulled to the tipping floor [inside the Transfer Station building] and [our contractor's employee and supervisor] climbed in and emptied most of this trailer by hand.
[Searching the trailer]
[The search continued, with the trash now on the Transfer Station floor.]
They searched through the trash for about 35 minutes without finding a cat. With most hope gone at this point, the car ramp called to us and reported that the cat was still meowing near trailer bay 13. We went back to the trailer area but to no avail -- no cat was found.
We all went back to work, feeling that the cat was lost. Then around 1:00 p.m., [the employee] called me back to the [public unloading] area. To my surprise, there he stood, with a kitten in his hands. He didn’t give up and kept looking and found the kitten hidden in the trailer bay. He has volunteered to give the kitten a home.
Update from March 11: the kitten has been named Lucky, and is doing well in its new home!
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